So says Carson Palmer and so says the Bengals.com Twitter stream. Let's see now. Carson's arm is feeling good. His receivers -- well, the two most are concerned with -- are acting as if being a Bengal/producing is important. The tight end position looks to be strong. All things considered, is it time to be excited about this team's potential to move the ball through the air?
Five-year deal includes a total maximum value of roughly $13.8 million and $7.8 million in combined guaranteed money plus his playing-time incentive, according to a league source. A consensus All-American from Ole Miss, Oher receives a $940,000 roster bonus this year. And the 23rd overall pick of the NFL Draft is due a $4.7 million option bonus next March.
Considering Oher was picked later than Andre Smith, it doesn't do much to Smith's negotiations. Nevertheless, Oher was another highly-rated offensive lineman on draft day. Let's see who gets the better deal -- especially considering Palmer's arm-strength statements and the potential of the passing game.